DOE to conduct more inspection, IEC activities in downstream oil sector
Iloilo City (2 November) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) said it will conduct more focused inspection and compliance monitoring activities among downstream oil industry establishments to cover other areas in the Visayas to ensure compliance in terms of both quality and quantity standards.
DOE Visayas Director Antonio E. Labios said that since the inception of the project in 2007, they have already conducted it in Cebu in that same year, Leyte-Samar area in 2009, and Iloilo province and city including Passi City this year or last month.
The project is carried out by a team led by the DOE and composed of representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau, and local government units concerned.
The sectors of the downstream oil industry covered by the focused inspection and compliance monitoring include LPG, auto-LPG and liquid petroleum dealers and products.
Every inspection and monitoring includes the conduct of an information, education and communication campaign to give stakeholders an opportunity to air their concerns as well as recommendations and suggestions to problems they encounter in the business of retailing LPG and liquid petroleum products.
DOE Field Supervisor Engr. Rey Maleza serves as the overall coordinator of the project in the Visayas area.
During the IEC forum conducted here recently, Labios said the project is also designed to promote the welfare of consumers who are the ultimate users of the products in the downstream oil industry. Iloilo City Jed Patrick Mabilog has described the activity as very important and timely. (PIA 6) [top]